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The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112   |  
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Ranked #1 of 111 Hotels in Kansas City
Dayton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best of the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Great location, and hands down the nicest hotel I have ever visited! $99 military rate and free valet parking. Excellent staff, luxury facilities and delicious food! I wish I had found this place sooner. I will be back!

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Elizabeth,

"Best of the Best", we love your description! Thank you for sharing this wonderful review with us and the rest of the world. Please plan on returning soon...

Best Regards,
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bucyrus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was such a fun place. We celebrated our anniversary at the Raphael and enjoyed such a wonderful time. Great service, from the valet and bellman when we first drove up, to the delectable beverage and macaroon waiting for us inside, to the upgraded suite, to the remote drapes in the room, the Keurig coffee maker, to the comfortable bed, and the fantastic breakfast that made me feel I had traveled to Europe, when I was just across town. This was a fantastic place, I loved the history, personality, and fun loving persona of the Raphael.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for a Plaza view
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Quick 9's,

How "peachy" of you to share all your nice thoughts. We are so happy you had so much fun. We will look forward to your return,

Take Care,
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Omaha, Nebraska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This hotel is the best in KC now that the renovations are complete. You can't beat the location if you want to be near the Plaza. Service is very good. The rooms are large and the beds are so comfortable. I highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Cindy,

Thank you so much for being our guest, and sharing your thoughts! Please come back and see us again soon!

Best Regards,
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed here with my cousin in July for a girls night out. The room was heavenly. The beds were incredibly comfortable, the a/c was cold and the room service breakfast was scrumptious! Can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Classy,

Thank you for your generous comments regarding your recent stay at the Raphael Hotel. We truly appreciate you sharing your experience.

Please plan on coming back and seeing us again soon!
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Brussels
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

this hotel is completely up to standard now that renovation works have been completed.
I stayed there many times and it is nice that the staff remembers you from the front desk to the breakfast room.
The location is also great since it is close to the Plaza, a large shopping area

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Andre,

Thank you for choosing the Raphael Hotel while visisting the KC area. We truly appreciate your kind comments, and hope you willo continue to return a nd see us. If there is ever anything we can do to better assist you, please just say the word! Look forward to your next return.

Thanks again,
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I can't say enough about this hotel - it was the best hotel experience we've had in a long time. I admit we stayed in a fabulous suite, but, in the East or on the West coast it would easily have been 2-3 times the cost! The staff was friendly and responsive without being overbearing. Although the building was an old apartment complex, it has all the technological conveniences you need - including free wi-fi and a Keurig machine in the room. I might have to return to KC just to stay in this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Fantastic Guests,

Thank you so much for all your kind words! It's Ok to return just to stay with us again...

We will look forward to your return.

Best Regards,
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Kansas City
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We stayed there for our anniversary. If you enjoy small, boutique type hotels you will enjoy this hotel. Their restaurant has fabulous food and ambiance. The location is on the edge of the Country Club Plaza where there is so much to see. The room was very comfortable. Service was excellent!

Room Tip: a room overlooking the Plaza
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bill C, General Manager at The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Dixiepeach,

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for choosing the Raphael to celebrate your special occasion. We truly appreciate all your kind comments from your review. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Please plan on returning to us again soon!

Best Regards,
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Additional Information about The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

Address: 325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112
Location: United States > Missouri > Kansas City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Business Hotel in Kansas City
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kansas City
#2 Family Hotel in Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Raphael Hotel is an elegant, charming boutique accommodation modeled on the finest small European hotels. Readers of Travel+Leisure voted The Raphael Hotel one of the 2014 T+L 500 World's Best Hotels. With a combination of a significant historic landmark, vintage hospitality, and individualized service, this Kansas City luxury hotel delivers a unique destination experience in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri's famed Country Club Plaza.The hotel's signature restaurant, Chaz on the Plaza, is noted for its intimate, romantic atmosphere and its distinct brand of modern, regional American cuisine. Menus offer a concise, yet diverse variety of appetizers, salads, soups, entrees and desserts. Signature items include fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and a hand-cut, wet-aged prime beef Kansas City strip steak that advances Kansas City's beef reputation. ... more   less 
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